Monday, April 13, 2020

Father Most Holy, Merciful, and Tender - #240

Norma Boeckler artwork

"Father Most Holy, Merciful, and Tender"
by Unknown Author
Translated by Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936

1. Father most holy, merciful, and tender;
Jesus, our Savior, with the Father reigning;
Spirit all-kindly, Advocate, Defender,
Light never waning.

2. Trinity sacred, Unity unshaken;
Deity perfect, giving and forgiving,
Light of the angels, Life of the forsaken,
Hope of all living.

3. Maker of all things, all Thy creatures praise Thee;
Lo, all things serve Thee through Thy whole creation.
Hear us, Almighty, hear us as we raise Thee
Our adoration.

4. To the all-ruling Triune God be glory!
Highest and Greatest, help Thou our endeavor;
We, too, would praise Thee, giving honor worthy
Now and forever.

Hymn #240
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: 2 Corinthians 13:14
Author: Unknown, c. 900
Translated by: Percy Dearmer, 1906
Titled: "O Pater Sancte"
Composer: Johann Crueger, 1640
Tune: "Herzliebster Jesu"

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